Microsoft Lumia 550

price Rs. 7,999 onwards launch Dec, 2015
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#243
of 513 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 3 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Great build quality
  • Neat and simple design
  • Very good display
  • Windows 10 is nifty, and fast
  • Continuum lets you run mobile apps in full desktop mode when connected to a monitor
  • Very good camera
  • Decent loudspeaker

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Average speed/performance
  • Windows app store still falls behind Android and iPhone in terms of the variety of apps available
  • Average battery life

3 expert review(s)


380+ user reviews

video review

source: @Techniqued
OS
Smartphone OSWindows Phone 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.7 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 312 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.1 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
GPUAdreno 304
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes
Battery
Battery Capacity2100 mAh
Battery Standby672 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)672 hrs
Battery Talktime16.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)14.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Battery Talktime (4G): 17.00 hrs
  • Music Playback Time: 60 hrs
  • WiFi Network Browsing Time: 10 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 7.1 hrs
Dimensions
Weight142 gm
Thickness9.9 mm
Camera
Camera5.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • Auto and manual exposure
  • Auto and manual white balance
  • Automatic photo upload to web services
  • Full resolution photo and video upload
  • Full screen viewfinder
  • Geotagging
  • Touch focus
  • Camera apps
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
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App StoreWindows Marketplace
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • MixRadio
  • Groove Music
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.75/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys